Brazil WRT to challenge Jordan’s desert
The Brazil World Rally team and his Brazilian representative Daniel Oliveira have already embarked on their second compromise within the World Rally Championship to be held in the Middle East. The next stop will be the torrid desert of the Jordan Valley where the crews will tackle a unique event.
The Jordan Rally, fourth round of the WRC, will be located on the shores of the Dead Sea, where the competitors will race through the earth’s lowest land point - more than 400 metres below the sea level with temperatures reaching 40ºC (104ºF). The roads featuring hard-packed gravel also represent a great challenge for both the drivers and the machines.
After a positive season-opener round in Portugal, Daniel Oliveira alongside his Portuguese navigator Carlos Magalhaes, come to Jordan with much enthusiasm. They expect to cover a large number of race kilometres and gain valuable experience as well prior to jump to the MINI’s WRC version in Italy.
For sure, the Jordan test will be a good opportunity for the MINI John Cooper Works S2000 to reaffirm its fast pace and high reliability shown two weeks ago in its worldwide debut in Portugal.
Daniel Oliveira (Driver)
Jordan Rally will be another great challenge for us. This will be our second race so far, so there are still a lot of new things to experience. We’ll have to cope with some extreme conditions which will be good to continue the development of the MINI John Cooper Works S2000. Also driving on the desert is something new to me and that’s why I’m looking forward to make as much as I can out of of this opportunity. The strategy is to adopt a cautious approach to the event and see how we’re feeling over the stages. Once again, the main objective is to finish the race, keep on learning and and improve our pace.
Citroen’s Sebastien Loeb and Ford’s Mikko Hirvonen match in the standings first position
Rally of Jordan will be the second round for the SWRC class (S2000 cars)
A total of 31 cars have entered the race
-source: brazil wrt